Graduation

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GRADUATION MAY 16, 2022

Awards and Honors

We salute the outstanding graduates who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, scholarship, leadership, and service. These individuals were recipients of a selection of awards and honors from GPH presented at graduation or NYU All-University presented at commencement.

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Graduation Dates

Join the 2022 NYU School of Global Public Health Graduation Ceremony in-person on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:30 PM (Eastern time) at the United Palace
➪ For any questions related to the 2022 School of Global Public Health Graduation Ceremony please contact: gph.graduation@nyu.edu
 
Join the 2022 NYU All-University Commencement in-person on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time) at Yankee Stadium
➪ For any questions related to the 2022 All-University Commencement please contact: commencement@nyu.edu.

 

Graduation Tickets

1 - Guest Tickets
Each candidate for graduation may request a maximum of five (5) guest tickets for admission into United Palace. Guest seating will be assigned. At this time, no additional tickets are available.

2 - Ticket Ordering

Eligible students are now able to reserve their tickets to the GPH Graduation Ceremony. Please click on the link below to reserve your guests’ seats:

 
3 - How to Reserve Your Guest Tickets
  • Click on the link above "Order GPH Graduation Tickets Here" 
  • Select up to five (5) guest seats of your choosing in the theater. Please Note: You are required to select an exact seat in the theater, please reserve early to select your preferred seats.
  • The Access Code to check-out is your NYU NetID (example: ab123).
  • The digital tickets will be sent to the email address you provide at check out.
  • Be sure to share the digital tickets with your guests since they will be checking in later and separately from you.
  • Seats cannot be changed once they have been selected.

Please Note: Students, do not select a seat for yourself. You will be put into pre-assigned sections upon arrival at the theater.

4 - Accessibility Tickets

If you need seats for guest(s) who require handicap seating for themselves and/or a companion, please call 212-992-5585 or email vzp202@nyu.edu.

5 - Ticketing Policy for Small Children

Children under the age of 3, small enough to sit in your lap, do not need a ticket. 

6 - FAQs About United Palace 

  • Pets are strictly prohibited. 
  • No strollers allowed inside the theater. They will be parked in a designated section in the lobby.
  • No food or drink allowed in the theater.
  • The venue is located at 4140 Broadway on the corner of 175th Street and Broadway.
  • Getting to the venue via public transportation: Take the A Train to the 175th Street subway stop or 1 Train to the 168th Street - Washington Hts subway stop. 
  • Getting to the venue via car: Street parking is available in the neighborhood. There are also a variety of garages available near the theater. The closest available garages are MPG Parking (on Broadway between 176th and 177th Streets) and Centerpark Broadway Garage (on 177th Street between Broadway and Wadsworth Avenue).

7 - Live Stream

The ceremony on May 16 will be live streamed. A link will be made available to all in advance of the event.

8 - Prohibition of Ticket Sales 
NYU strictly prohibits the direct or indirect sale or auction of 2022 GPH Graduation tickets. Ticket(s) may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests, giveaways or sweepstakes) or other trade or commercial purposes.  Students engaging in such activities, as well as any other activity that disrupts the administration of the ceremony and/or violates any NYU student conduct policy, will be subject to NYU disciplinary sanctions, including without limitation the delayed issuance of a degree or diploma.

9 - Tickets for All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium
The number of guest tickets available for the All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium on May 18 differs from the GPH Ceremony at United Palace. For information on the number of guest tickets and how to order them, please check the NYU Commencement website.


Public Health Protocols 

1- Vaccination Policy for All Attendees 

All members of the NYU community, including NYU graduates and their commencement guests, are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a COVID-19 booster shot (if eligible for the booster based on CDC criteria).  You and your guests must be able to produce proof of compliance if requested.  For those who cannot get vaccinated due to a valid medical or religious reason, please review the detailed requirements

2 - Policies for Children

  • Children Ages 5-11 must be fully vaccinated (as they are not yet eligible, the booster is not required)
  • Children Under the Age of 5 must get a PCR test and negative result within 72 hours of ceremony

3 - Policies for Exemptions

Individuals who claim an exemption to vaccination must meet criteria for a valid medical or religious reason for exemption and follow testing procedures.

You or your guests may claim an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, for valid medical or religious reasons only. Those meeting criteria for an exemption from vaccination are required to take a PCR test within three days of Commencement (not before May 15, 2022), and must be able to produce proof of the negative PCR test results if requested. Individuals with a valid exemption from COVID-19 vaccination must meet the following criteria:

  • Medical exemptions may be claimed only if a licensed physician, licensed nurse practitioner, or licensed midwife (caring for a pregnant guest) explicitly instructed you not to receive the COVID-19 vaccination because such vaccination may be detrimental to your health or is otherwise medically contraindicated.
     
  • Religious exemptions may be claimed only for genuine and sincerely held religious beliefs which are contrary to the practice of immunization.
     
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated and boosted for reasons other than a valid medical or religious reason do not qualify for the COVID-19 vaccination exemption. Social, political, or economic philosophies, or personal preferences with respect to immunization do not justify an exemption.

NYU does not guarantee entry to venues with vaccination requirements, such as the venues that host school graduation ceremonies. Unvaccinated guests with valid exemptions will also need to follow venue-specific policies and procedures for those seeking accommodations to enter venues with vaccination requirements.

4 - Questions & Contact

For questions related to COVID-19 public health protocols for the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony at United Palace on May 16, please use the contact information below:

For questions related to COVID-19 public health protocols for the All-University Commencement Ceremonies at Yankee Stadium on May 18, please use the contact information below:

5 - More Information and Detailed FAQs

Please review the more detailed requirements for Public Health Protocols. These guidelines apply for both the 2022 GPH Graduation at United Palace, and other NYU graduation exercises, including Grad Alley and the All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium on May 18.

COVID-19 Risk Exposure Disclaimer

All attendees who register and attend Commencement, Grad Alley, and other graduation-related events voluntarily understand, acknowledge, and assume the potential risks related to possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Graduates and their guests agree to abide by the relevant health and safety guidelines issued by New York University and the venue.

All plans may be subject to change pending any health guidelines issued by the federal, state, or city governments, the venues, or the university.

 


Apply for Graduation

Students at the School of Global Public Health may officially graduate in September, January, or May.

In order to graduate in a specific semester (i.e. the semester in which all degree requirements will be completed), students must apply for graduation within the application deadline period.

See below for the application deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate.

➪ If you complete your degree requirements in the Spring 2022 semester: you will need to apply for May Graduation.

  • Deadline to apply is: February 13, 2022

➪ If you complete your degree requirements in the Summer 2022 semester: you will need to apply for September Graduation.

  • The application period opens on March 1, 2021 and closes on June 12, 2021
  • PLEASE NOTE: Should you want to participate in the May 2022 Ceremony, you would need to apply for a Dean’s Exception. Kindly refer to Dean’s Exceptions below for next steps. 

IMPORTANT NOTE | Make sure to apply by the deadline listed on this page to be considered as a candidate for graduation.

Doctoral students must also apply for graduation.

Students in dual degree programs must submit an application for each of the Schools in which they are enrolled.

 

1 - How To Apply for Graduation

All students must apply for graduation via your NYU Albert Account 

  1. Log in to Albert. On the Home page go to the Academics section and click the Apply to Graduate button.
  2. Select your Academic Program
  3. Select the term you expect to graduate.  If there are no terms available you are not eligible to apply or you have already applied.
  4. Verify your information and submit your application.
  5. Confirm or change your diploma name, delivery address and method using the Diploma Options link.

IMPORTANT NOTE | Note that if you do not apply for graduation, you will not be able to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Already applied? Check your application status on Albert on the Academics page under Graduation.

 

2 - Expected Term of Graduation

The term in which you expect to graduate is an important part of your student record, especially if you receive any form of financial aid. 

Make sure to verify or update your expected date of graduation on Albert in the Academics section under Graduation.

 

3 - Dean's Exception

Dean’s Exceptions are students who are permitted to participate in Graduation Ceremonies although they have not yet completed their coursework  (with up to two courses outstanding to be completed in the Summer).

How to Apply for Dean’s Exceptions

  1. Register for your final summer course(s)
  2. Submit a Dean's Exception Request via the Google Form 
  3. Once approved, the GPH Registrar will send you an email to confirm you have been approved to participate.
  4. If you have not applied for graduation, make sure to apply for September graduation via Albert by March 1st, 2022. Instructions may be found here. If you've already applied for May graduation via Albert and need to change it to September, please email graduation@nyu.edu and ask them to withdraw you from May, term activate you for summer, and add you to the September graduation cycle.

Remember: In order to receive a Dean's Exception you will need to be already registered for your final summer requirement(s) first.


 

Academic Attire

Keepsake academic attire is available for purchase this year only (no rentals). These gowns and hoods are made of sustainable fabric, woven from 100% post-consumer materials.

Academic attire can be ordered for shipping to a preferred address or can be ordered for on-campus distribution.

1 - Pricing

A full academic attire set consists of a gown, a cap and tassel (mortarboard and tassel for bachelor’s and master’s, or a tam and tassel for doctoral degrees), and a hood (only for master’s and doctoral degrees).

  • Bachelor's and associate set: $55.00
  • Master's set: $75.00
  • Doctoral (and LLM) set: $85.00

2 - Shipping Charges & Ordering Periods

Shipments to International Addresses
Ordering Period Delivery Date Shipping Cost
February 28 - April 8 By May 2, 2022 $12.95
Late Order) April 9 - April 15 By May 6, 2022 $12.95  + $7.95 expedited fee

 

Shipments to Domestic (US) Addresses
Ordering Period Delivery Date Shipping Cost
February 28 - April 8 By May 2, 2022 $12.95
Late Order) April 9 - April 15 By May 6, 2022 $12.95  + $7.95 expedited fee

 

3 - On-Campus Distribution

For those in the Class of 2022 who do not select home shipping, academic attire distribution will be in the Eisner and Lubin Auditorium at the Kimmel Center. The first two days of distribution, Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, will be reserved for picking up orders that were placed by April 8.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Advance orders only)
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Advance orders only)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 13, 2022: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday, May 16, 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4 - Custom Attire

Master’s and doctoral candidates or graduates may prefer to purchase custom-made academic attire. In particular, those entering the profession of academia may prefer the fine quality regalia suitable for wearing regularly in academic ceremonies. Master’s and doctoral candidates or graduates who wish to purchase custom-made academic attire can do so at the Herff Jones website.

Master's Candidates or Graduates

Order using promo code NYUMASTER35 between January 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022 to save $35 on custom master’s gowns. This academic attire will incur standard shipping charges and should arrive by early May.

Doctoral Candidates or Graduates

Order using promo code NYUDR75 between January 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022 to save $75 on custom doctoral gowns. This academic attire will incur standard shipping charges and should arrive by early May.

5 - Ordering Your Academic Attire

You can order your Academic Attire via the Herff Jones website.


 

Portraits & Keepsakes

Commemorate your graduation with a formal Commencement portrait! Commencement portrait sessions will be held in May. Appointments will be required. A link to schedule appointments will be posted soon. 

Portrait Session Dates

  • Monday, May 9, 2022: 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13, 2022: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16, 2022: 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022: 9:00 a.m–8:00 p.m.

Location: Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Room 803

☛ Additional details, including pricing, how to book appointments, and what to wear, will be posted soon. For more information, contact the NYU Photo Bureau at photo.bureau@nyu.edu.


FAQs for Graduation 2022
More detailed information regarding public health protocols and guest tickets is forthcoming. For questions related to the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony, please reach out to gph.graduation@nyu.edu.

When is the 2022 All-University Commencement Celebration?

The 2022 All-University Commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in-person at Yankee Stadium at 11:00am (Eastern time). The Classes of 2020 and 2021 will also have their rescheduled Graduation Ceremony at Yankee Stadium on the same day at 6:00pm (Eastern time). For more information on NYU Commencement 2022 please refer to their webpage: NYU Commencement

When is the 2020 / 2021 School of Global Public Health Graduation Celebration?

The students of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will have a combined Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 20. More information is forthcoming and will be sent to alumni via their NYU email addresses. You can contact gph.graduation@nyu.edu with further questions.

Will the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony be live streamed for family members and friends who are unable to join in-person?

Yes, the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony at United Palace will be live streamed. More information on how to access this will be sent out closer to the date.

Is there an option to pickup Academic Attire?

Academic Attire can be picked up in person. For updates on Academic Attire, please refer to the NYU Commencement website.

I have a different question(s) about the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony, who can I contact?

Please reach out to gph.graduation@nyu.edu and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

I have a different question(s) about the 2020 and 2021 Graduation Celebrations, who can I contact?

Please reach out to gph.graduation@nyu.edu and we’ll do our best to answer your questions.

Can I rent my Academic Attire?

Academic Attire will only be available for purchase as a keepsake. There is no rental option.

Can I order a class ring or other graduation accessories?

Graduation accessories can be ordered through the Herff Jones website or the NYU Bookstore. These additional accessories are at the graduate’s own expense.

I expect to be a University Honors Scholar (Founders scholar). How do I receive my Founders (gold) tassel?

Baccalaureate candidates and graduates, whose cumulative GPA places them in the top 40 percent of their school's graduating class, are named University Honors Scholars, earning them the NYU Founders’ Day Award. University Honors Scholars will be notified on or around April 21. They will receive a gold tassel and a personalized certificate, both of which will be mailed in the late spring.

I only have to take one summer class to fulfill my degree requirement. Can I participate in the virtual graduation celebrations in May?

Students who have only one or two courses remaining to complete their degree requirements during the summer 2022 term may request permission to participate in commencement-related activities by applying for a Dean's exception. To do so, please email gph.registration@nyu.edu (Subject: Dean’s Exceptions) with your N# and program.

When will I receive my diploma?

Approximately 8 weeks after graduation, your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address listed in NYU Albert. Or you can choose to have it mailed to a different address by updating your Diploma Options page in NYU Albert before your conferral date. For further information, visit the Registrar’s website.

More detailed information regarding public health protocols. For questions related to the 2022 GPH Graduation Ceremony, please reach out to gph.graduation@nyu.edu.

More information regarding the Graduation Celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be announced soon. All information will be sent to alumni via their NYU email address. You can contact gph.graduation@nyu.edu with further questions.

For questions about the All-University Commencement, please contact commencement@nyu.edu or refer to their webpage: NYU Commencement

Do you have questions about graduation?